|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A level German grade A.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 overall (with no less than 6.5 in any band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course is a four-year degree involving a year abroad at a German university in either Berlin or Bayreuth. Students on this programme will familiarise themselves with both Civil Law and Common Law, thereby gaining comparative experience of two of the world’s major legal families.
Any student hoping for a career in international law, commerce or business will find their opportunities significantly enriched by this programme. Approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent on English law and one-third on German and German Law.
Birmingham Law School is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.
Students currently study the following modules:
Legal Skills and Methods
Law of Contract
Introduction to German Law and German Legal System
German Language Proficiency 1: Presenting, Debating, Essay-Writing
Legal Foundations of the European Union
Law of Torts
Legal Communication and Writing
Law in Action II
German language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating, Translating.
You spend this year living in Germany and studying at either Universität Bayreuth or Freie Universität in Berlin alongside German law students. You are given help to select appropriate subjects and tailor tuition to your specific needs and interests. On successful completion of the year, you will be awarded a graded certificate by the German university.
In your final year back in Birmingham, you will study German language and will have an option to take a module from the Department of Modern Languages or the German Legal Dissertation. You will also choose 80 credits of options available in the Law School.
Example optional modules may include:
Advanced EU Law
Advanced Law of Torts
Banking and Financial Services Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Public Law
Counter Terrorism Law
Dissertation on a prescribed legal topic
Employment Law in Practice
Gender and Law
Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property Law
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Human Rights Law
Law and Policy of the WTO
Law of Adult Relationships
Law of Health and Safety at Work
*Law of Trusts and Equity
Legal Issues in Health Care Law
Legal Systems of the World
Political and Legal Theory II
Private International Law
Public International Law
Regulation of the Legal Profession
This degree is a ‘qualifying’ degree; this means that it provides exemption from the first or academic stage of the examinations required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board before you can qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.